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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

December 16, 2014

Issue 29.27

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In this Issue:

The Tangled Webb at Falls!

Comedian Lindsay Webb is one of the featured funny people at Falls Festival’s The Village.


Don’t drown, okay?

After yet another tragic drowning on the far north coast, we urge swimmers and surfers to be aware of the dangers of swimming unfit, unprepared or alone on our beaches over the break.


Horrible Bosses 2

It is generally agreed upon that sequels are rarely the equal of the original, but in this case any comparison is difficult to make because Horrible Bosses 1 was equally forgettable.



I don’t know what it is about teddy bears, but I am one of the scores of adults who remain susceptible to their vulnerable charm.


Music Roundup December 18

This weeks roundup kicks off with a little rousing reminder of the victory at Bentley with the launch of 'Songs From The Bentley Blockade' which is an achievement of unified community spirit.


Locals win National Organic Industry awards

Australia’s best organic businesses have been recognised by the industry’s most prestigious awards – the highly coveted 2014 Organic Consumer Choice Awards (OCCAs) – announced last Friday.


Strip-away your culinary inhibitions…

Real Nude Food by Charlotte Wild is a new business based in Brunswick Heads.


A booming Australian organic market

The organic market in Australia is booming – Alasdair Smithson, resident Byron Bay organic farmer and owner of Munch Crunch Organic fruit and veg supplier, explores this phenomenon.


Good lord it’s Sheppard

Brisbane’s Sheppard have been on a stellar journey with 2014 seeing them achieve milestones such as the highest-selling Australian single with Geronimo…


Steam weeding trial ‘steamrolled’ says operator

Byron Shire Council is planning to buy steam weeding equipment for its staff to operate following a trial of the chemical-free method that the operator says was conducted in less than optimal conditions.


Rail costings put govt study into doubt

The cost to establish a privately owned diesel rail shuttle service from Byron Bay's Arts and Industry Estate into town has put the credibility of a $2m government-funded rail study into question.


Trippy Folk

The 1960s saw beards, music, poetry and sex all freely available. At the time I was just a toddler; however, my full-sized bro was into it big time.


Partnership paves the way for Skinners Shoot residents

After four years of residents working in partnership with Byron Shire Council, the Skinners Shoot Road upgrade and sealing was completed last week.


Cycling Byron Shire: perils and triumphs

My name is Josh, and you may have seen me pedalling through town over the last ten years on my ‘Bent’ bike (RecumBent that is).


Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...